Former Liverpool star named as England manager's number two
By Amir Mir
Former Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee has been named as part of the coaching staff for the England team, it was confirmed on Monday.
Sam Allardyce takes charge of the national team after their humiliating exit from Euro 2016, which led to the resignation of Roy Hodgson.
With Lee being named as his principal assistant, Allardyce is hoping to bring in Bayern Munich coach Paul Clement on a part-time basis, according to the Daily Mail.
Liverpool-born Lee was assistant to Rafa Bentiez for a three-year period, before leaving the club by mutual consent in 2011.
Lee recently left his role as Ronald Koeman’s assistant at Southampton, but has now been confirmed as Allardyce’s number two for England.
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“Sammy is joining me,” said Allardyce as quoted by the Daily Mail. “Not only did we have a great time at Bolton but I’ve relied on his international experience over the years as well. He’s one of the many who will join me in the near future.”
Former Newcastle boss Allardyce enjoyed his most successful period as manager with Bolton Wanderers when he guided the club to Europe in 2005-06 after successfully establishing the Trotters as a Premier League outfit.
Lee was part of that coaching staff for two years and he now re-joins the England set-up after previously being on the Three Lions staff under former boss Sven Goran Erickson for a four-year period.
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